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Fridge Brilliance

  • People where wondering where Thor was in episode 11. Turns out in episode 14 he had no idea that the Avenger's card buzzing meant the team to gather.
  • Listen to "Fight as One" carefully to find connections between the seemingly random lyrics and the heroes shown on screen.

Our world's about to break (HYDRA robots are attacking and destroying New York City.)
Tormented and attacked (Dr. Banner becomes tormented by the Hulk, who is in turn attacked by people who think he's a mindless monster)
Lost from when we wake (Captain America wakes in the 21st century and finds he lost all the allies he had in WWII)
With no way to go back (Thor gets banished from Asgard)
I'm standing on my own (In the Micro-Episodes, Iron Man kept insisting he could fight crime well enough by himself)
But now I'm not alone... (Iron Man became a founding member of a superhero team anyway)
Avengers, assemble!

    • In addition to the current opening, trailers using the song feature those characters at those points in the song.
  • With Reed Richards getting a cameo at the end of "The Kang Dynasty", and Johnny Storm and Ben Grimm helping out for a moment in "The Casket of Ancient Winters", the only one of the Fantastic Four who did not appear in the first season is the Invisible Woman.
    • In the season 2 premiere we find out Sue got replaced by a Skrull.
  • At first I was confused how the prisoners in The Big House were so well treated when compared to the other prisons. In the Vault and Cube, they're either in minimalist cells or chained up at all times. So why do the prisoners of The Big House have things such as pong, books and mirrors? Because this prison was Ant Man's idea, and as a big fan of rehabilitation, he must have asked for some prisoner rights to entertainment and pleasure.
  • My sister expressed annoyance with Thor getting easily beaten and knocked out, but I eventually realized...what if he's being indirectly punished for his arrogance?
  • Wasp learned about Ravonna's near-death experience three or four episodes after she nearly lost the one she loved. This might have made it easier than usual for her to sympathize with Kang, to the extent where she demands the other Avengers to spare him.
  • Kang claims that leaving Captain America alive would bring about the destruction of the world. At the end of the season finale Cap is replaced by a Skrull.
  • Hawkeye has a farmer's tan in episode 20 because unlike the other Avengers, he (along with Thor and Hulk) never changed out of his superhero costume during the preceding parts of the season.
  • Ant-man's actions at the beginning of Ultron-5 makes more sense if you remember that Hulk was talking about how "Fighting is fun" the episode before. Ant-man hadn't exactly been resistant to fighting in order to defend the innocent. He'd been fully willing to pound at AIM and Hydra, take down the Masters of Evil, and even reprogram Ultron in order to fight off Kang. However, Hulk's whole stick on fighting being fun must have been a wake up call appealing to his Wide-Eyed Idealist side. He might have been concerned that he was losing his way, and so tried to talk the serpent society out of violence because of this fear. Unfortunately, Ultron-5 gave King Cobra something too great for Hank's appeal to fall on attentive ears, and thus Henry Pym was forced to watch as the team blamed him for messing up their stop, and lead to him quitting the team.
    • The "wake-up call" could have happened even earlier, during the war against Kang. After the Avengers spend one whole episode doing practically nothing but destroy robots and banish enemy minions to a non-existent future, Ant-Man asks Captain America what he has planned after infiltrating Damocles, and Cap simply says that they have to take Kang down. Ant-Man expresses visible disappointment, sarcastically claiming that he "forgot" violence always comes first. This probably led to him trying to remind the Hulk, "There's nothing to enjoy about fighting," which resulted in Hulk retorting.
  • In the season 2 premiere, the Iron Man armor has a higher brow and a more distinct yellow areas as well. Why he was using this version seems odd at first, until you realize that his mark 7 got destroyed trying to get to Asgard, and most of his older armors were destroyed when Ultron took them over. For all we know, it's the only armor he has left at this moment.
  • There's a strong symbolic framing in Who Do You Trust? The episode's A plot is Tony finding out about the skrulls from Fury and telling the team about it. However, the B plot that happened beforehand was Ms. Marvel getting "properly" inducted by defeating the Griffin. Now the avengers have fought many different villains, supervillains and monsters, but griffin is probably the closest thing to an unthinking animal that the avengers have fought (outside of Zzzaxx, X-ray and loki's wolves). The symbolic framing is that while it's pretty hard to miss something like Griffin, the Skrulls are perhaps the Avengers greatest challenge in that they literally could be any human or metahuman: a stark contrast in how differently the avengers's war on crime and invasion is about to become.
  • Maria Hill sure acted dumb when accusing Hulk of Red Hulk's crimes, but if not for this stubbornness, the Captain America Skrull wouldn't have told Hulk to go to jail and wait for him, and Nick Fury would have caught fewer Out of Character Alerts in Cap's behavior.

Fridge Horror

  • Civilian body count from events directly observed on screen should be in millions at least. Kang's invasion is the main culprit, with Ultron's plot that culminated in nuclear missiles (with their highly toxic fuel and warheads full of radioactive materials) disintegrating in flight directly over New York as the distant second, but there were lots and lots of fights in densely populated areas in general, with cars thrown around like toys and building heavily damaged, meaning practically inevitable casualties.
    • I'm pretty sure that the missiles were blown in a fairly safe manner, so no nuclear fallout.
  • Loki's fate is pretty bad, but also partially something that happened in the myths (minus the whole "bound in his son's entrails" part), but when he was released, it was the beginning of Ragnarök, so if he ever gets out...
  • Even though the head writer denied claims that HYDRA displaced the Nazis in this universe, the fact a part of the Axis Powers survived World War II and had a considerable amount of power through the early 21st century creates a bleak atmosphere. The world could easily succumb to another Axis takeover if not for the effectiveness of the crimefighters.
    • Not necessarily, most of the villainous organizations appear to be keeping a relatively low profile most of the time. And besides, there may be a lot of bad guy's out there but, there's a lot of good people out there to.
  • Wasp has a black eye in one of the last scenes of "Masters of Evil." Since none of the Masters hurt her that strongly, and Ant-Man happens to be sitting next to her in that scene, some viewers joke that his transformation into a Domestic Abuser has already begun.
  • Why does Captain America keep the team together? Because he needs to keep them under observation.

Fridge Logic

  • Where did Baron Strucker and Grim Reaper get that flying Car?
  • How did JARVIS have a room all set up for Cap?
    • Well, the Hulk did just leave. Maybe JARVIS just re-gifts rooms once members leave?
    • It's a big house, so they probably have several rooms. Also, Stark probably asked JARVIS to prepare the room on their way back.
    • Tony said they had 12 bedrooms when he was giving the initial tour.
  • The Wrecking Crew is sent to get a Gama Emitter for their boss The Leader in one of the early episodes, later on you find out that it was actually Loki and The Leader was in prison the entire time. "Gamma World" starts to make less sense the more you think about this.
    • Considering it's Loki disguised as the leader is not so surprising. He's got plans within plans so he's probably helping pawns as it will help him with his goals.
  • Regarding Thor's absence in "Panther's Quest," if only we knew why Thor didn't take the hint when his card began saying "Avengers Assemble" in Tony's voice.
    • It's entirely possible it didn't even ring. I doubt the communicards have extra-dimensional capability, and Thor is prone to adventuring in various mythical realms on a regular basis.
      • Iron Man managed to call teammates visiting the Negative Zone...
      • He also built the prison within the Negative Zone and the portal to the Negative Zone--or at least, he had a hand in it. It would have been designed to allow for interdimensional communication since it's a prison and all, so it's different from Thor just hammering a hole into reality and flying through.
  • What was Wolverine doing in the afterlife?
    • It's said that mutant heaven doesn't have pearly gates, but a revolving door. Maybe Logan was dead and waiting for his inevitable resurrection.
      • Of course, this is also just another point in favor of the argument that they were all illusions and Jack Fury and Nick Fury are one in the same.
  • Producer Josh Fine says "Widow's Sting" mostly works well regardless of whether you watch it before or after the first three episodes in which the Avengers fight Kang[1], though he also points out the fact that "one minor character point" in "Hail, Hydra!" makes more sense if you watch "Widow's Sting" after that arc. If you watch it before Kang's invasion, you might start wondering why Nick Fury took so long after capturing the Madame Viper Skrull to gather reinforcements.
  • T'Challa demonstrates to Janet at the beginning of the tie-in comic "Team" that he can't participate in the group picture because his Black Panther suit renders him invisible to ordinary digital cameras. However, he shows up perfectly fine in the photographs documenting the fight against Ultimo, as well as the group shot Peter Parker takes with Jan's camera. Also, the cartoon already showed that Black Panther can't hide himself from the Avengers Mansion's security cameras.
    • He probably just doesn't want to take the damn picture.
    • How did he become invisible that time, though?
    • Maybe it's something he can turn on and off, rather than something that's on all the time?
    • Maybe he shows up because those pictures weren't taken using ordinary cameras.
    • I already wrote that he doesn't show up in Jan's camera at the beginning, but does later.
  • In the page quote, it sounds almost like Iron Man wants to work for evil, instead of against it.

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  1. It was produced after those three, but Disney XD aired it before them, and iTunes and Netflix place the episode in that spot as well.